Statutes Repeal Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 9:49 PM)

The Statutes Repeal Bill has passed its first reading unopposed.

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Veterinary Medicines Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 9:45 PM)

The Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Amendment Bill has passed its second reading.

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Electronic Monitoring Bills Pass

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 9:43 PM)

The  Corrections (Electronic Monitoring of Offenders) Amendment Bill, the Parole (Electronic Monitoring of Offenders) Amendment Bill, and the Sentencing (Electronic Monitoring of Offenders) Amendment Bill have passed their final readings.

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Evidence Amendment Bill Passes

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 9:41 PM)

The Evidence Amendment Bill has passed its final reading unopposed.

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Fish Tuesday’s Main Dish for MPs

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 5:12 PM)

Fish, fishing and fish dumping were under scrutiny in a third of the daily dozen questions for ministers and an urgent debate. Questions for the prime minister about the government’s proposed marine sanctuary around the Kermadecs from Maori Party co-leader, Marama Fox, and Opposition leader, Andrew Little, were fielded by his deputy, Bill English. He […]

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Access Radio Week in Parliament

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 1:45 PM)

Extended version of the Week in Parliament with Tom Frewen and Reesh Lyon. Extras include more audio from the committee rooms, Environment Minister, Nick Smith, questioned about his handling over the Government’s proposal to establish a marine sanctuary around the Kermadecs and Prime Minister, John Key, being dragged into the Strippergate controversy involving the Chiefs […]

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Questions to Ministers – Sept 20

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 11:41 AM)

MARAMA FOX to the Prime Minister: When referring to concessions needed on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill, what did he mean when he told Radio New Zealand yesterday, “I think if you did it again, you might do it a bit differently”?

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Communication Breakdowns in House

by Desk Editor (Friday, September 16, 2016 — 2:02 PM)

Speaker receives complaint from Labour’s Chris Hipkins alleging the Parliamentary Service interfered with his email correspondence with a journalist, saying it blocked an email carrying an attachment which had been classified but had subsequently been cleared for release; Questions and answers between Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Education Minister Hekia Parata get lost in translation; […]

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Questions & Answers – Sept 15

by Desk Editor (Friday, September 16, 2016 — 10:47 AM)

1. DAVID BENNETT (National—Hamilton East) to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy?

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War of Words over Kermadec Sanctuary

by Desk Editor (Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 5:02 PM)

Environment Minister, Nick Smith, clashes with Labour’s fisheries spokesman, Rino Tirikatene, in Question Time over the Government’s proposal to establish a marine reserve around the Kermadecs. The Speaker, David Carter, is drawn into the argument after the minister tries to table Labour’s pre-election policy of establishing a similar sanctuary and threatens Nick Smith with expulsion […]

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Policing Cost Recovery Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 5:01 PM)

The Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill has passed its second reading.

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Land Transport Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 4:46 PM)

The Land Transport Amendment Bill has passed its first reading on a voice vote and been referred to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee.

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Questions to Ministers – Sept 15

by Desk Editor (Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 11:38 AM)

DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy?

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Questions & Answers – Sept 14

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — 7:31 PM)

1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers? Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Yes.

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Judicature Modernisation Progresses

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — 7:29 PM)

The Judicature Modernisation Bill has passed its committee stage.

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Questions for PM about Strippergate

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — 4:56 PM)

Speaker reports back on his investigation of a complaint that MPs’ emails are being intercepted and blocked. His lengthy and complicated ruling ends inconclusively and the matter could still have to go to the Privileges Committee. John Key is dragged into the Chiefs’ strippergate controversy with questions from Labour’s deputy leader, Annette King. Police Minister, […]

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Questions to Ministers – Sept 14

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — 2:38 PM)

Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?

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